FDC Exhibits Welcome at 2022 Show

First day cover exhibits will be the focus of a special section at the biggest U.S. stamp show of the year, this summer's Great American Stamp Show 2022, August 25-28, in Sacramento, Calif.

The exhibit prospectus and entry form are now available. There will be three separate World Series of Philately exhibitions: Americover for first day cover exhibits, National Topical Stamp Show for thematic exhibits, and StampShow for others. The show also includes the multi-frame Champion of Champions, Most Popular Champion of Champions, and Youth Champion of Champions competitions, as well as a Literature competition.

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The American First Day Cover Society — a co-host of the show — offers a crystal pyramid, provided by its Claude C. Ries Chapter in Southern California, for the Grand Prize in the Americover competition. Other special awards which may be conferred include most popular, best exhibit by a novice, and Awards of Excellence for four different time periods. A complete list may be found here.

Space is limited for exhibits, so early application is recommended. The prospectus and entry form can be downloaded here or requested by mail from APS, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823 or telephone at 814-933-3803. The deadline for applications is May 15.

A fee of $40 will be charged for single-frame exhibits, multi-frame exhibits are $20 per frame. Non-competitive exhibits may be entered, space permitting, at $7.50 per frame, and Youth exhibits are $5.00 per frame. Noncompetitive exhibits will only be accepted if they add significantly to the show.

Membership in the APS, AFDCS, or any other philatelic society is not required. Want to learn more about exhibiting first day covers? The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors and the AFDCS have prepared a brochure, which can be downloaded here.

Questions regarding first day cover exhibiting may be sent to exhibits@afdcs.org.

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